Blessed Jacques of Valois

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Blessed Jacques of Valois by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian friar, joining in Paris, France. With the support of the French crown, he was sent to Algiers, Algeria to ransom Christians enslaved by the Moors. He freed prisoners, helped the poor, performed miracles and converted many to Christianity.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jacques of Valois“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 February 2019. Web. 26 October 2021. <>